Posted by admin on May 13th, 2008
ies4linux is simple free open source utility to allow Linux users to install and run Internet Explorer on their Linux distributions. This utility doesn’t require to be installed and run as a root user and in fact it is recommended not to do so by the developers.
ies4linux can support
Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) (partial support)
Internet Explorer 6 (IE6)
Internet Explorer 5.5 (IE5.5)
Internet Explorer 5 (IE5)
The latest version at the time of writing this article is ies4linux 126.96.36.199. ies4linux requires WINE to be preinstalled for a successful installation.
Click here to find more information on how to install Wine on Opensuse 10.3
Download ies4linux as a normal user
Opensuse:/home/saihari # wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
Unzip & untar the files
saihari@OpenSuse:~/> tar -zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
Change directory and install
saihari@OpenSuse:~/> cd ies4linux-188.8.131.52
Sometimes, you might end up with the following error..but don’t panic:
IEs4Linux 2 is developed to be used with recent Wine versions (0.9.x). It seems that you are using an old version. It’s recommended that you update your wine to the latest version (Go to: winehq.com). No user interface available. Use command-line ies4linux or install pygtk. Details: http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/No_GUI IEs4Linux 2 is developed to be used with recent Wine versions (0.9.x). It seems that you are using an old version. It’s recommended that you update your wine to the latest version (Go to: winehq.com).
This is a known problem caused by GTK. Simply run the installer without the GUI as follows:
saihari@OpenSuse:~/ies4linux-184.108.40.206> ./ies4linux –-no-gui
That installs ies4linux on your linux under your home directory. Time to start your Internet Explorer.
Run Internet Explorer
saihari@OpenSuse:~/> ie6 &
This starts Internet Explorer 6. While Internet Explorer 7 is not fully installed, partial support is available.
The default installation installs and creates the following: -
- install IE6
- install Adobe Flash 9
- create icons on Desktop and Menu
However, if you would like to customize then use the help for more information
saihari@OpenSuse:~/ies4linux-220.127.116.11> ./ies4linux -h